LibriVox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by a full cast.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (summary by Wikipedia)
May 28, 2019 Subject:
Don't waste your time
I would like to think I am as progressive as the next woman; perhaps, this is some sort of ironic role reversal meant to make some point which escapes me. However, I just could not warm to this at all. If the cast were all female, with women lowering their voices to portray male characters, I could find that understandable. I have heard Joan Hickson narrate Agatha Christie novels in this way, and put in an admirable performance. However, when you have men narrating the minor parts, and then Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Henry Baskerville played by women, making no effort to in any way sound as if they are portraying a man, I wonder what the point was. They are in no way convincing, and it would have been far better in that case, to have one woman just READ the entire thing! There are much better narrations of this on YouTube to which you can listen. I would not waste my time with this, especially if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan.
May 26, 2019 Subject: